Posted on June 07 2018
I am so excited to introduce you to Rebecca from Honeywell Bakes. I have been admiring her utterly gorgeous baked goods and biscuits from afar and have been looking forward to featuring one of her dessert tables. The one we are showing off today is very close to heart, her daughter Isabella's christening. Rebecca is based in Yorkshire, you must go and take a look at her fabulous website.
Rebecca's theme for the celebration was pink and turquoise, a colour combination that I love. The dessert table was really the centre piece of the celebration (beside Isabella of course!). Before the dessert table 'opened' canapés were served throughout the drinks reception.
As well a traditional christening cake (see top tips below for more details on this) Rebecca made the most gorgeous pink and turquoise layer cake decorated with swirls of butter cream. It was adorned with some cute cake bunting.
As well as the layer cake and traditional christening cake Rebecca prepared lots of sweet treats for the guests. I love these coloured ice cream cups filled with marshmallows and swirl biscuits. Macaroons (and a macaroon tower!), cupcakes, cake pops and cookies all looked amazing on the dessert table.
We asked Rebecca if she had any top tips on preparing a dessert table, she said:
♥ We kept the top tier of our wedding cake (for 4 years!), which was made by my Mum, and had it re-iced as the christening cake. Although the cake was fine and hadn't gone off, the nuts tasted odd and it tainted the whole cake. So if you're planning to keep your wedding cake for a christening I'd advise not having nuts in it and also freezing it to keep it fresh.
♥ If you'd like to make a coloured cake, use professional food colours if possible, and make sure the cake mix is a bit darker than you think it needs to be, as the colours mellow during baking.
♥ I set up a DIY hot drinks station so guests could make their own coffee, tea and hot chocolate. That saved me having to do it!
♥ I'd just found Pinterest at the time, and used it obsessively to get ideas and plan the party!
If you wondered why the photography looks so professional it is because Rebecca is also a photographer. Think she has my dream job - baker and photographer. I hope you like this gorgeous dessert table as much as me. Thank you Rebecca for sharing all the gorgeous photos and details xSupplier List
Canapes and pastry cases - Food Angles www.foodangles.com
Cupcake cases, candy melts and American food colouring - Cake Decorating Company
Cake and Bakes by Rebecca herself - Honeywell Bakes